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|Самолетна катастрофа в Киргизстан,
24.08.2008//14:43 по Гринуич
Пътнически самолет с 90 души на борда се е разбил в неделя малко след излитането си от летището на киргизката столица Бишкек. 68 са загиналите, а 22 са оцелели. От оцелелите 18 са настанени в болница с различни по степен изгаряния и травми, а 4-ма с по-леки наранявания са освободени за домашно лечение.
Сред пътниците били 24 граждани на Киргизия, 52 на Иран, трима на Казахстан, двама на Канада, един на КНР и туркиня.
Самолетът Боинг 737-200 с регистрационен номер ЕХ-009, собственост на киргизката компания Itek Air изпълнявал полет 6895 от Бишкек за Техеран, Иран, но паднал близо до летище „Манас". Десет минути след излитането му сработил датчика за разхерметизиране и екипажът поискал разрешение за аварийно приземяване на летището в Бишкек. При предприетия завой за завръщане самолетът неочаквано загубил височина и се разбил край селото Жанъй-Жер. Спасителни екипи, пожарникари и авиационни експерти работят на мястото на катастрофата.
Американски пожарникари и медицински персонал от близка база на САЩ също помагали в спасителната акция. Самолетът изгорял напълно.
|68 die, 22 survive
airliner crash in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan/Bishkek-Manas International Airport
A passenger jet carrying 90 people, including a Kyrgyz high school sports team, crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday near the Kyrgyz capital, killing 68. The Boeing 737-200 passenger plane (reg. EX-009) was headed to Iran when it crashed near Bishkek's Manas International Airport. Twenty-two people survived the accident.
An airport official said the crew reported a technical problem about 10 minutes into the flight and that the plane was returning to the airport when it crashed. Officials said the crash followed the sudden decompression of the jet, which came down in a field near a village.
Eighteen survivors were hospitalized, and four others were sent home with no serious injuries.
The people on board the plane included 24 Kyrgyz citizens, 52 Iranians, three Kazakhs, two Canadians, one citizen of Turkey and one Chinese.
The plane went down 6 miles from the airport.
Maj. Damian Pickart, public affairs officer for the U.S. air base located at the Manas airport, said U.S. ambulances and firefighting equipment were dispatched to the crash site in response to a Kyrgyz request for help.
Several government officials said the plane belonged to Itek Air, a Kyrgyz company, but was operated by Iran Aseman Airlines. But Mamytov, the presidential adviser, said the plane was both owned and operated by Itek Air.
Itek Air has been banned from operating in the airspace of the European Union because of failure to meet safety and aviation standards, according to a list published by the EU July 24.
Kyrgyzstan is a poor, mountainous country west of China. The U.S. air base in the ex-Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan supports operations in nearby Afghanistan. Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan and the country's largest city, has a population about 1 million and is situated in the northern part of the Central Asian nation. Manas International Airport is about 16 miles northwest of downtown.
под Бишкеком стали 68 человек
24.08.2008//14:43 по Гринвичу
На борту самолета "Боинг-737-200", разбившегося в воскресенье под Бишкеком, была молодежная сборная Киргизии по волейболу и нескольким спортсменам удалось спастись, сообщил государственный советник президента республики Токон Мамытов.
По его словам, на борту самолета "Боинг-737-200" (номер EX-009) находились 83 пассажира, шесть членов экипажа и один представитель департамента воздушного транспорта.
Говоря о причинах аварии, Мамытов сказал, что, по словам пилота, на борту сработал датчик о разгерметизации, экипаж запросил посадку, и при маневре разворота самолет потерял высоту, упал и загорелся.
По уточненным данным, жертвами авиакатастрофы под Бишкеком стали 68 человек. Выжить смогли 22 человека.
Среди пассажиров были 24 гражданина Киргизии, 52 - Ирана, три - Казахстана, два - Канады, один - КНР и один гражданин Турции.
Потерпевший крушение "Боинг" вылетел в 20.30 по местному времени (18.30 мск) рейсом 6895 Бишкек - Тегеран. Самолет попытался совершить вынужденную посадку, но упал в поле в двух километрах от киргизского аэропорта "Манас" в районе села Жаны-Жер.
Как сообщает сайт авиакомпании "Итэк Эйр", которой принадлежит самолет, разбившийся "Боинг-737-200" (номер EX-009) рассчитан на 114 пассажиров - на борту восемь мест бизнес-класса, 106 - эконом-класса. Его крейсерская скорость - 980 километров в час, дальность полета - 3,5 тысячи километров, максимальная высота полета - 10,67 тысячи метров.
Длина самолета составляет 30,48 метра, высота - 11,28 метра, размах крыла - 28,35 метра. Его максимальный взлетный вес - 53,071 тысячи килограммов.
|Пътнически самолет се разби
при излитане в Мадрид, 154 загинали
20.08.2008//12:45 по Гринуич
Самолет MD-82 на Spanair с регистрационен номер EC-HFP катастрофира при излитането си от летище Барахас в Мадрид, Испания и избухна в пламъци.
На борда му е имало 172 души, от които 162 пътници, 4 служители на компанията и 6 души екипаж. От тях 153 са загинали, а 19 са оцелели, но са настанени в болница в крайно тежко състояние.
Самолетът, чиито пръв полет бил на 01.11.1993 година, изпълнявал полет JK 5022 от Мадрид за Лас Палмас, Канарските острови. Екипажът се сблъскал с редица технически проблеми още в началото на полета по разписание. Поради датчик показващ прегряване на клапан в двигателя , излитането било отменено и самолетът се върнал на стоянката за отстраняване на повредата. Имало идея да се смени въздушното средство, но за да не се допусне по-голямо закъснение, тази идея била отхвърлена. След 40 минутно закъснение механикът, който вече е разпитан, докладвал за отстраняване на повредата. Пътник искал да слезе и смени полета, но екипажът не му позволил.
При излитането си на втория старт лайнерът се издигнал на около 40 м, но определено нямал мощност за да набере височина, а след точката на невъзвратимост при излитането, екипажът няма почти никакви възможности за отреагиране на създали се аварийни ситуации. Самолетът завил плавно надясно и губейки височина се приземил твърдо в дере край летището, недалече от 4-ти терминал. При удара се разпаднал на части и бил бързо обхванат от буйни пламъци подхранвани от обилното стартово гориво в резервоарите му. Някои от очевидците говорят, че видели пламъци в левия му двигател при отделянето му от земята. Пилоти предполагат, че и да е вярна версията за запалване на левия двигател, вероятно съществува и друга причина довела до катастрофата, тъй-като екипажите са натренирани да реагират на подобни аварии.
Според начални резултати от разследването въз основа на записите от бордовите самописци - „черните кутии” се смята, че нещо е ударило опашните плоскости на самолета, с което е нарушило баланса му и е довело до катастрофата.
Крайните изводи ще направят експертите, след приключване на разследването, но случайно или закономерно най-голямата авиокатастрофа в историята на испанското въздухоплаване от 1985 г. насам дойде точно 3 дни след частичното лунно затъмнение наблюдавано на 16-17 август.
Спасителните екипи разказват за множество овъглени трупове в резултат на разигралия се огнен ад. Сред жертвите е и българката Антоанета Станимирова.
Погребението на жертвите ще се извърши на 01 септември - са обявили испанските власти.
24.08.2008 - Испанските власти съобщиха, че жена, която бе ранена при самолетната катастрофа в Мадрид в сряда, е починала. С това броят на загиналите при катастрофата достигна 154 души
|Fiery plane crash
at Madrid airport kills 154
MADRID, Spain - A jetliner heading to the popular Canary Islands vacation resort crashed during takeoff Wednesday, turning a wooded area off the end of a runway into a hellish scene of charred bodies and smoldering wreckage. Some 153 were believed dead - Spain's worst air disaster in nearly 25 years . Only 19 people survived the midafternoon crash of the Spanair MD-82 at Madrid's Barajas International Airport, and some were in critical condition.
The plane carried 172 crew members and passengers, including two babies and 20 youngsters. There was no word on how many children died.
As smoke billowed from the wreckage, dozens of fire trucks and ambulances rushed to help, lining a nearby road and filling a field next to a swath of charred vegetation. Helicopters flew over dumping water on fires.
Rescuers rushed the few survivors to hospitals, while emergency workers shrouded the dead in white sheets.
Later, a long convoy of black hearses rolled onto the airport grounds to carry bodies to a makeshift morgue set up at Madrid's main convention center.
A stready stream of hearses arrived at the morgue under police escort Wednesday night. Mourners went to a special waiting area, avoiding photographers and reporters.
It was not immediately clear what went wrong. The jetliner had barely gotten airborne when it veered right, crashed and broke into pieces.
Spanair, a Spanish company wholly owned by Scandinavian Airlines, said it did not know what caused the accident. Investigators ruled out foul play and considered the crash an accident. The plane's flight data recorders had been recovered.
While preparing for a first takeoff attempt, the plane's pilot reported a breakdown in a gauge that measures temperature outside the plane. The gauge was fixed, delaying the departure, said Spanair spokeswoman Susana Vergara.
It was on the second takeoff attempt that the plane crashed.
Spanair Flight JK5022 originated in Barcelona and was headed for the city of Las Palmas. It was a code-share with Flight LH255 of the German carrier Lufthansa.
In Germany, Lufthansa said it issued tickets to seven people who checked in for the flight and four of those were from Germany. It was unclear whether they were German citizens.
Sweden's Foreign Ministry said two Swedes were on the plane. It said one was at a hospital but the other was unaccounted for.
The accident was Spain's worst air disaster since 1983, when a Boeing 747 operated by the Colombian airline Avianca crashed near Madrid on landing approach, killing 181 people. In 1985, an Iberia Boeing 727 crashed near Bilbao in the Basque region, killing 148 people.
The deadliest disaster in aviation history occurred in Spain in 1977. Two fully loaded Boeing 747s collided on a runway in the Canary Islands and a total of 583 people died.
24.08.2008 - A woman from the injured in crash died.
|В Испании сгорел
20.08.2008//12:45 по Гривичу
В среду в мадридском аэропорту Барахас произошла катастрофа пассажирского самолета MD-82, принадлежащего авиакомпании Spanair, дочерней компании Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS). Лайнер следовал из Мадрида на Канарские острова (Лас-Пальмас) двойным совмещенным рейсом JK 5022. Всего на борту самолета находились 172 человека – из них 164 взрослых пассажира, 6 членов экипажа и 2 ребенка. Больше всего билетов на злосчастный рейс купили испанцы и немцы. В посольстве России в Мадриде сообщили, что данных о гражданах РФ, пострадавших в ЧП, у них нет.
Самолет пытался взлететь дважды. В первый раз он вырулил на взлетную полосу в 13.05 по местному времени (15.05 мск). Но судну пришлось отложить взлет и через 40 минут вернуться к месту стоянки, передает El Mundo. Как сообщает издание со ссылкой на представителей авиакомпании, причиной были «некие технические неполадки».
Затем в 14.45 по местному времени пилоты вновь попытались поднять MD-82 в воздух. Как сообщают официальные представители аэропорта, самолет начал набирать высоту, однако у него внезапно загорелся левый двигатель. Лайнер начал снижаться, после чего выехал за пределы взлетно-посадочной полосы. Самолет охватило пламя, и он развалился на части у четвертого терминала аэропорта.
Погибли 153 человека. В критическом состоянии находятся 19 пассажиров. Все они доставлены в одну из больниц Мадрида с тяжелыми ожогами.
Сразу же после трагедии аэропорт был закрыт. На месте происшествия начали работать пожарные, медики и представители гражданской гвардии.
24.08.2008 - Количество жертв аварии самолета MD-82 компании Spanair в аэропорту Мадрида возросло до 154 после того, как в субботу в больнице скончалась 31-летняя Мария Луиза Эстевес, получившая тяжелые ожоги.
Еще 18 выживших по-прежнему находятся в больнице.
|01.08.2008*/US/Ga/Peachtree City - A small plane went down at Falcon Field.
*/US/AZ/Glendale Municipal Airport - The 18-year-old female pilot apparently overshot the runway, causing the single-engine Cessna to flip on its back.
*/Ecuador/ between the town of Los Bancos and Pedro Vicente Maldonado - Ecuadorian army helicopter crashes, killing 5 militaries
An Ecuadorian Army helicopter had an accident Friday on its way from Quito to the coastal city of Portoviejo, in the province of Manabi. The five crew members of the
Gazella E-342 helicopter died in the crash which belonged to the Air Force Brigade of the Ecuadorian Army. The aircraft fell between the town of Los Bancos and Pedro Vicente Maldonado, northeast of Quito. The causes of the accident are still unknown. Among the casualties are captain Jorge Grijalva, lieutentants Marco Alarcon and Marcelo Baldeon and sergeants Segundo Velasquez and Edgar Aimacala. The aircraft took-off from Quito at 10:30 local time (1530 GMT).
*/Guatemala/Coban/San Luis Chicoyou - A Cessna-336 plane (reg. N538JP), owned by Great Commission Air, crashed on a wooded hillside after an engine failed. From 5 on board 2 were injured.
*/Croatia/Zadar - PA-44 plane, owned by InterCockpit, crashed into the water killing the 2 occupants on board.
02.08.2008*/US/N.C./Wingate - The plane bounced off the strip and hit a nearby cow. The plane was totalled.
*/US/WI/Cedarburg - 1946 Erco 415-C two-seater plane crashed on takeoff slightly injuring the pilot.
*/US/AK/ off Gravina Island/near Ketchikan - A small plane crashed into the water. The pilot was treated for mild hypothermia and released.
03.08.2008*/US/FL/Putnam County/Palatka - A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff.
*/US/FL/Polk County/Winter Haven - A Cessna plane crashed and burnt entirely.
*/Canada/B.C./Pitt Meadows Airport - A twin-engine King Air crashed shortly after taking off from Pitt Meadows Airport, east of Vancouver. The plane, which was carrying skydivers, made a wheels-up landing in a blueberry field. Two people were taken to hospital, one with serious injuries, while the other six people on board suffered only minor injuries.
*/Canada/B.C./Anahim Lake - Two people had to be rescued from Anahim Lake, after their plane was forced to make an emergency landing.
*/US/Ky/Marshal County/Benton - An experimental plane crashed killing 1 (80-year-old man) and seriously injuring his son (52 year-old man).
| */Canada/B.C./Vancouver Island/ Port Hardy - Vancouver Island plane crash kills 5
Two people survived but five others died in a plane crash on northern Vancouver Island on Sunday. One of the survivers was injured. The passengers were company employees who were being flown into a remote logging site to load barges for transport. Search and rescue crews had made contact with one of the survivors in the early afternoon via cellphone and text messages, but were unable to locate the crash site in the dense forest.
The Pacific Coastal Airlines flight — a twin-engine Grumman Goose amphibious aircraft with six passengers and the pilot — left Port Hardy, B.C., about 7 a.m. PT Sunday, bound for a logging camp on Chamiss Bay, near the village of Kyuquot, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The flight was expected to last less than a half-hour, but 10 minutes after takeoff the vintage aircraft went down, with two hours worth of fuel aboard.
|04.08.2008*/US/OR/Gearhart - Plane Crashes Into Oregon Home; 5 Dead
Five people are dead and three injured after a small plane crashed into a seaside house Monday morning. The victims included the pilot and a passenger on the plane and three children inside the home. The four-seat Cessna apparently hit a tree in heavy fog, then hit the house. Six people were inside at the time. Three children, ages 8, 10 and 12, were killed.
A woman in the house managed to rescue one child, while another child escaped by climbing out a window. They have been flown to Portland for treatment at a burn center. The hospital has not released their conditions.Officials said two other adults staying in the vacation home had been out for a walk at the time of the accident. The four-bedroom house had been rented for a family reunion and vacation. A vacant house next door was also damaged.
|04.08.2008*/France/EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse - A Hawker-800 plane burst two tyres on its left landing gear on landing.
05.08.2008*/US/Ca/Los Angeles - Six passengers, including a child, suffered minor injuries when a jetliner made an emergency landing at LAX. The American Airlines Flight 31, bound for Honolulu reversed course after the pilot reported the smell of smoke in the passenger cabin. The Boeing 757 landed safely at L.A.X. at about 9:40 a.m., and passengers evacuated using emergency slides onto the tarmac, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Severel passengers were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
*/UK/Manchester International Airport - The Futura Boeing 737 passenger plane (EI-DKD) contacted a Lufthansa Airbus A320 (D-AIQA bound for Frankfurt) prior to takeoff. The right hand winglet was damaged in the mishap.
*/Namibia/Windhoek - Cessna 310 plane (reg. V5-NPR) crashed on take-off and flipped upside down.
*/Colombia/Tolima/Tolemaida air base - An Air Force helicopter exploded, while was performing a training mission, killing the 3 soldiers on board.
*/US/ME/Hancock County/Franklin - 52-year-old Ken Tracy was killed and his 8-year-old daughter, Kenzey, was seriously injured when Tracy's Ultralight plane crashed in Franklin Tuesday night. The crash happened around 7:30 Tuesday night on the shores of Taunton Bay.
| */US/Ca/Shasta-Trinity National Forest/ near Redding - FAA: 9 Dead In Fire Chopper Crash, 4 Hurt
The FAA has confirmed that 9 people have died in the crash of a firefighting helicopter that went down in the Shasta-Trinity forest last night. Four others are hospitalized with critical to serious injuries. A Sikorsky S-61 helicopter being used to combat the Buckhorn Fire, about 15 miles northwest of Junction City, crashed around 7:45 p.m. just north of the flames last night. Four victims of the crash, one pilot and three contract firefighters, were first taken to Mercy Medical Center in Redding last night. The pilot and two of the contract firefighters has since been transported to UC Davis Medical Center.
The pilot and one of the contract firefighters is listed in serious condition, the third firefighter is said to be in critical condition. The fourth victim, a contract firefighter, remains at Mercy Medical Center and is listed in serious condition, but is stable. The National Transportation Safety Board is now leading the investigation into the cause of the crash.
The Sikorsky S-61 helicopter is the only wildland firefighting helicopter in the nation equipped to simultaneously carry both water and crew. It can simultaneously carry up to 18 firefighters and drop up to 1,000 gallons of water via a suspended bucket. Cal Fire uses the aircraft to provide initial attack support on fires throughout California and to support firefighting efforts nationwide. The helicopter was owned and operated by Carson Helicopters Inc., whose firefighting operations are based in Grants Pass, Ore. All 12 of the company's helicopters are being used for firefighting in Oregon and California, said Bob Madden, Carson's director of corporate affairs. The helicopter's two co-pilots were Carson employees; one was hospitalized and the other was among the deceased.
|A Sikorsky S-61 helicopter, similar to the one that crashed Wednesday|
|06.08.2008*/Thailand/Yala/Betong district - Thai air force helicopter crashes
A Thai Bell Huey UH-1H military helicopter crashed while transporting officers to a base in the country's restive south Wednesday, killing all ten on board, an air force spokesman said. The cause of the late morning crash was under investigation but authorities had ruled out the involvement of Islamic separatists in the downing of the chopper. The helicopter was carrying two pilots and two engineers. The rest were research and rescue officers.
Rescue workers carry the body of victim out of a Thai army helicopter after it crashed in a jungle in southern Thailand's Yala Province August 6, 2008. A Thai air force helicopter crashed on Wednesday in the country's troubled south, killing all 10 aboard, an army spokesman said, the second military helicopter to go down in the region in less than two months.
|06.08.2008*/Brazil/Ceara/Fortaleza - An ultralight Quasar Lite AA-155 plane, registration PU-AIX (60302), fell in late this morning in the neighborhood Siqueira, outskirts of Fortaleza (CE). The aircraft crashed in a single ground shortly after to lift the flight track of Aerodromo Feijo, located in Fortaleza. The two crew suffered multiple fractures in the legs, and cuts in the face and head.
07.08.2008*/Suriname/Marowijne/Galibi - A small two-engine aircraft coming from French Guiana went down in a swamp area.
08.08.2008*/US/UT/San Juan County/Monticello - A single-engine plane attempting an emergency landing in a wheat field crashed Friday, killing all three people on board.
*/US/Nev./Incline Village - A Cessna-172 plane crashed in the mountains near Lake Tahoe's north shore killing the pilot.
*/Yugo-Osetinskaya/Ts'khinvali - A Georgian Su-25 military jet was shot down.
*/Italy/Catania/Caltagirone - Firefighting Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureil helicopter (reg. I-ALFE) crashed and burnt out injuring the pilot.
*/Jamaica/Blue Mountain/Hope Bay - A Cessna plane (reg. N116Q) crashed injuring the 2 people on board.
09.08.2008*/Georgia - Two Russian military jets, Tu-22 (two Russian pilots were killed) and Su-25, were shot down.
*/Jamaica/near Montego Bay - Air Jamaica flight 035 Boeing-737 encountered a severe turbulence; one person on board died.
*/US/AK/Juneau/Admiralty Island - A Cessna-182 plane with 2 men aboard missing.
*/Indonesia/Papua province/about 250 kilometres southwest of Jayapura/Ndundu village - Pilatus PC-6 B2-H4 Turbo Porter cargo plane (reg. PK-RCZ), owned by Associated Mission Aviation, crashed in the jungle killing the pilot - a US citizen.
*/Saudi Arabia/Jiddah - Two tires of the main right rear wheel system of an Airbus 300 airplane (reg. EP-IBV) affiliated to the Iranian Airlines were blown out when taking off from King Abdulaziz International Airport. The flight number was 1758 heading to Tehran, Iran at 11 pm Saturday. The incident forced the pilot to immediately cancel the taking off and stop the airplane in a sub-runway at the airport. The pilot overused the brakes to stop the plane which in turn resulted in a minor fire in the right rear wheel system. The Fire and Rescue Unit at the airport quickly controlled the fire after receiving a direct report from the plane. The process of extinguishing the fire took two minutes. Nobody from 286 passengers and crew on board was hurt.
10.08.2008*/Yugo-Osetinskaya/Ts'khinvali - A Georgian Su-25 military jet was shot down.
*/Croatia/Split airport - Two passenger planes collided while taxiing. The Russian Tu-204 with 190 people aboard, owned by "Кавминводыавиа" aircompany, hit by wing the tail stabilizer of an Airbus A-320 with 99 people aboard, belonging to the Italian Wind Jet aircompany. The A-320 was damaged, but nobody was hurt.
*/US/Mo/Cassville - Cessna-182 plane crash kills the pilot.
11.08.2008*/Georgia/Senaki - At the airport were shot two Georgian helicopters, one Mi-8 and one Mi-24.
*/US/AK/20 mls N of Sitka - A Baron-55 plane running low on fuel and experiencing engine problems crashed killing 2 people on board.
12.08.2008*/US/Ca/San Bernardino County/Needles - A small homebuilt experimental plane made an emergency landing on a street but was hit by a car. The pilot was killed. Three people in the car suffered minor injuries when the windshield shattered.
*/Italy/Teramo - Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub plane (reg. I-ECID) crashed shortly after takeoff killing the pilot.
*/US/WA/Puyallup - A small plane RV-6 crashed in a field.
13.08.2008*/Yugo-Osetinskaya/Ts'khinvali - Three Georgian unmanned reconnaissance planes shot down.
14.08.2008*/US/TX/Hunt County and Collin County line near Highway 380/Farmersville - A small training plane crash injures the student and the instructor. The plane is owned by LCI Solutions Inc. of Plano, Texas.
*/US/TX/Fort Worth's Meacham Field - A small plane crash-landed.
15.08.2008*/S.A./near Vivo - Beechcraft Bonanza F33A plane (reg. ZS-RMA), owned by Dotcom Trading 398 (Pty) Ltd, made an emergency landing and was damaged beyond repair.
*/Finland/Taipalsaari - A training Piper Arrow plane (reg. OH-PDY) crashed killing 3 people aboard.
16.08.2008*/Latvia/Tukums - Piper PA-31-310 Navajo plane (reg. YL-CCX) crashed due to bad weather while going to airshow at Tukums (EVTA). Pilot died later without becoming conscious, all the 7 passengers are in hospital with heavy injuries.
*/Switzerland/Buttwil - A glider (reg. HB-3338) collided with the roof of a house and crashed killing the pilot.
*/US/AZ/St. Johns - A Cessna C-177 Cardinal plane crashed shortly after took off killing 1 and injuring critically a couple and their 4 young children.
17.08.2008*/UK/near Coventry Airport - Five killed as two small planes crash in England
Five people were killed when two small planes collided in midair and crashed in central England yesterday. The planes slammed into each other near Coventry, about 140 km north-west of London, just before noon local time. The crash involved a Cessna 402 plane carrying four people and a light aircraft with only a pilot on board. Debris from the collision stretched several kilometres, but no one on the ground was reported injured. The light aircraft, only with a pilot on board, crashed into a field after the collision, while the Cessna came down in a nearby wooded area.
*/Germany/Bavaria/Durach - A small plane (reg. D-ELPR) became entangled in power lines and dangled upside down for more than two hours.
18.08.2008*/Canada/Alberta/15 NM W of Beaverlodge - A Cessna-337 plane (reg. C-GGDW) crashed at the edge of a beaver pond and partially submerged. The pilot died and the passenger was badly injured.
*/Canada/N.S./10 miles south of Sydney - A light plane (reg. C-GCSU) crashed shortly afte takeoff injuring badly the pilot.
*/Dominican Republic/Santo Domingo - Cessna 501 Citation I/SP plane ( N223LC), owned by Corus Hardware Corporation, only with the pilot on board-missing.
19.08.2008*/Yugo-Osetinskaya/Ts'khinvali - A Georgian unmanned reconnaissance plane shot down.
20.08.2008*/US/NV/Reno Stead Airport - A Hawker Sea Fury went down about a quarter mile before the runway. The plane's propeller and tail were badly damaged.
*/US/MO/Spirit of St Louis Airport - The plane's propeller was damaged in the landing.
*/US/AZ/Springerville - A single-engine Piper PA-28 Cherokee plane crashed after takeoff 3 mls South of the airport killing the 2 occupants on board.
|A part of the fuselage of Spanair jet that crashed on take-off at Madrid's international airport. Photo: AP
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|21.08.2008*/Malaysia/Terengganu/Merang - The co-pilot of the ill-fated Diamond Star DA40 light aircraft was found dead while the pilot who suffered serious injuries, survived 14-hours of agony before being found trapped in the wreckage in Malaysia on Thursday. They were flying a Diamond Star DA40 to Langkawi International Airport.
*/US/TX/Caldwell - A Cessna plane made an emergency landing because of engine problem and crash-landed on a baseball field injuring both occupants.
*/US/Ca/Gilroy - A French-made Socata Rallye plane crashed into a California Highway Patrol weigh station on Highway 101 killing the pilot.
*/Austria/Wels - A light plane crashed shortly after takeoff injuring the pilot.
22.08.2008*/US/NV/Las Vegas - An experimental aircraft crashed into a house and exploded shortly after takeoff Friday, killing the pilot and two people inside the home.
*/US/Pa/Schuylkill County/Ryan Township - A helicopter crashed at the Mountain Valley Golf Course critically injuring both pilots.
*/Australia/N.T./Katherine - ONE man is dead and another is injured after a helicopter hit a power line and crashed.
*/Brazil/Mato Grosso do Sul/Ribas do Rio Pardo - A microlight plane ( reg. PU-TRG) crashed killing both occupants.
|*/US/UT/Moab - 10 killed in small plane crash
Shortly after takeoff Friday evening, a Beech King Air A-100 crashed in the nearby hills and exploded. All 10 people on board were killed. On board were employees of Southwest Skin and Cancer/Red Canyon Aesthetics & Medical Spa, a dermatology company based in Cedar City. Moab was one of nine regular stops the team made traveling in Utah, northern Arizona and Nevada, providing skin treatment that might not otherwise be available in small, remote communities. Grand County Sheriff James Nyland identified the dead as pilot David White; the company's director, Lansing Ellsworth, 50, and his son Dallin, 23; David Goddard, 60, and his daughter Cecilee, 31; Mandy Johnson; Marcie Tillery, 29; Valerie Imlay, 52; Keith Shumway, 29; and Camie Vigil, 25.
The airplane is owned by Leavitt Group Wings, part of the Cedar City-based Leavitt Group, an insurance brokerage. The dermatology group had a time-share agreement for use of the plane, said CEO Dane Leavitt.
|23.08.2008*/Colombia/Barranquilla/Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ) - AIRES Colombia de Havilland Canada DHC-8 collapsed a right hand main gear on landing.
*/US/OH/Cincinnati Nature Center - A sky diver (21-year-old T.Bartlett) has plunged to his death after his parachute failed to open.
*/US/Md/West Ocean City - A Beechcraft Baron D-55 plane crashed on landing.
|5 Americans among 10 killed in Guatemalan plane crash
24.08.2008*/Guatemala/60 mls E of Guatemala City/Zacapa - A small plane carrying U.S. humanitarian workers crashed in a field in eastern Guatemala on Sunday, killing 10 people, including five Americans, an aviation official and a survivor said.
The Cessna Caravan 208 was on route to the county of El Estor when it crashed in a field of crops about 60 miles east of Guatemala City. The pilot called in engine trouble about 45 minutes after takeoff and tried to make an emergency landing, Civil Aviation director Jose Carlos said. Eight passengers were killed, along with the Guatemalan pilot and co-pilot.
Five of the passengers killed were Americans, but the nationalities of the other three had not been determined.
Four other Americans on board were injured and were being airlifted to a hospital in the capital. Carlos did not know the hometowns of the Americans. Aero Ruta Maya is the airline operating the plane.
|Firefighters, rescuers and investigators work at the crash site of a Boeing 737 passenger jet, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Manas International Airport near the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, early Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. The Boeing 737, which was headed to Iran carrying 90 people, crashed shortly after its takeoff Sunday near the Kyrgyz capital, government officials said. (AP Photo/Igor Kovalenko)
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|24.08.2008*/Switzerland/Romanel-sur-Lausanne - Vorarlberg Motorflieger Club's Diamond DA 20-A1 plane (reg. OE-AKG) crashed during the approach to runway 18 at Lausanne. The aircraft suddenly lost altitude and fell in a field near the runway. Both occupants were seriously injured an the plane damaged.
*/S.A./Gauteng/Germiston Golf Course - TAS Flight School CC's Piper PA28R-200 Arrow plane (reg. ZS-MHA) took off on a three hour cross country training flight, but crashed shortly after take-off onto the Germiston Golf Course adjoining Rand Airport and ended up in a stream near the 7th hole. A twenty year old female passenger died and two foreign nationals, the pilot aged 24 and co-pilot aged 22, were seriously injured.
25.08.2008*/Canada/Ontario/Bancroft - Air Guitar's Cessna-206H crashed in a wooded area shortly after takeoff from the Baptiste Lake and was damaged. No injuries.
*/US/AZ/Chandler - At Chandler Municipal Airport, 10 planes were damaged in the storm, along with a hanger and two sections of chain-link fence surrounding the airport.
|25.08.2008*/12:55 GMT//Philippines/Davao - Philippine C-130 plane debris found in southern sea
Fishermen on Tuesday found body parts, combat boots and other debris that were believed to be from a C-130 military aircraft that crashed after taking off from Davao International Airport.
The debris, which include torn uniforms, military boots, wallets, photos, identification cards, and an operation manual of a C-130 Hercules Lockheed plane were found in seaside villages of this city, between Barangay South Bay in Agdao to Barangay 76-A Bucana.
Air force chief Lieutenant General Pedrito Cadungog said "it is highly probable" that the remains belonged to the aircraft that lost contact five minutes after taking off from Davao airport at 8:50 p.m. Monday. The weather was reported clear at the time. Residents from a coastal village told police that they saw a plane around 9 p.m. Monday "going down into the sea with flames on one of the wings," followed by an underwater explosion.
Initial military reports, confirmed the retrieval of a body. Operations continue in the search for crew members of the missing aircraft.
Authorities have earlier identified the aircraft’s pilot as Major Manuel Sambrano, and his co-pilot as Captain Adrian de Dios, a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1999. The crew members include:
• Flight Technical Sergeant Constantino Lobregat,
• Staff Sergeant John Arriola,
• Staff Sergeant Gerry Delioso,
• Staff Sergeant Felix Pedro Patriarga,
• Staff Sergeant Petronilo Fernandez,
• Staff Sergeant Patricio Claur Jr, and
• Staff Sergeant Aldrin Ilustrisimo.
|Policemen sift through body parts, military boots, and interior upholstery of the Philippine Air Force C-130 plane from the shores of South Bay in Agdao, Davao City.
(Sun.Star Davao/Toto Lozano)
|Sriwijaya Air plane slips after landing
27.08.2008*/Indonesia/Jambi-Sultan Thaha Syarifudn Airport (DJB) - A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-200, registration PK-CJG performing flight SJ-62 from Jakarta to Jambi Sultan Taha (Indonesia) with 125 passengers and 6 crew on board, overran the 2000 meter long asphalt runway 31 at Jambi, ploughed through a house and came to a stop in a vegetables field. 6 passengers, 2 flight attendants and three farm workers resting in the house were injured, one of the workers critically, and rushed to a local hospital. The airplane had been landing towards northwest in heavy rain and marginal conditions, when the brakes failed. The airplane went about 250 meters past the runway and 3 meters below runway elevation. The right hand wing received damage, the right engine was reportedly ripped off.
One flight attendant received head injuries during opening the door for evacuation being pushed by panicking passengers, the other received bruises being crushed by passengers, both were located at the rear doors. The cabin crew at the front exits received minor bruises in the passenger rush.
A hydraulics failure during final approach is being suspected, forcing a manual reversion with no anti-skid available. Passengers reported, that the captain made an announcement before landing of a possible problem and "not to worry".
The incident ocurred at 16:34 local time.
|26.08.2008*/Brazil/Distrito Federal/Planaltina - A microlite Kolb Flyer SS plane (PU-GPR) did a forced landing slightly injuring the pilot.
*/Venezuela/ Estado Apure/ Achaguas - A Cessna-310R plane (YV1975) crashed killing 3 women and the pilot.
|27.08.2008*/Australia/Victoria/Melbourne - A pilot on his first solo flight has had a mid air collision with a Piper PA-28-161 Warrior plane (VH-CGT) with two people on board. The Piper Warrior landed safely at Moorabbin Airport, but the Cessna 150 (VH-UPY) crashed into a residential carport in the surburb of Cheltenham, killing the trainee pilot.
28.08.2008*/Yugo-Osetinskaya/Ts'khinvali - A Georgian unmanned reconnaissance plane shot down.
*/Macedonia/Ohrid - A small Cessna plane crashed killing all 4 people on board.
*/US/N.M./Albuquerque airport - A Cessna-172 plane crashed on landing injuring two 56-year-old men aboard.
*/US/NV/Clark County/Las Vegas - The pilot of a small Piper plane was killed Thursday after the aircraft caught fire and crashed into a neighborhood.
29.08.2008*/US/Idaho/Hayden - A small experimental plane crashed near an elementary school killing the pilot.
30.08.2008*/UK/England/Topsham - A small plane made an emergency landing on mudflats between power lines and pylons.
*/UK/Durham/Fishburn - Vans RV-6A home built plane (reg. G-RVSA) crashed on landing injuring both occupants.
*/S.A./North West Province/ Rustenburg - Rotorway Executive 162 F helicopter (ZU-RAT) crashed on landing and burnt out completely. The helicopter suffered a tail rotor failure.
*/S.A./KZN/west of Melmoth/ near Kataza Airstrip - A firefighting airplane crashed into trees shortly after takeoff killing the pilot.
*/Germany/Torgau/Beilrode - A small plane crashed after takeoff in a field killing the pilot.
31.08.2008*/Australia/Qsld/off Queensland's South Stradbroke Island - a Russian-built vintage Yak 52 aircraft, was crashed on a flight from Archerfield airport, west of Brisbane. Two men were killed, after a stunt plane performing aerobatics crashed off the Gold Coast.
*/US/PA/Westmoreland County/Latrobe - A small plane crashed in wooded area killing its pilot.
*/US/Conn./East Windsor/Skylark Airpark - 1935 de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane, which has two layers of wings and an open cockpit crashed shortly after takeoff in a tree in a marshy area.
*/US/Ca/Camarillo - A banner plane crashed killing the pilot.
*/US/Indiana/Deacatur County/Greensburg - A medical helicopter crashed killing 3 aboard. The pilot -- Roger Warren -- a flight nurse -- Sandra Pearson -- and a flight paramedic -- Wade Weston -- on the Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter based in Rushville were killed when the helicopter crashed.
*/US/OR/Oregon City - An ultralight plane crashed on landing.
*/Germany/Bad Waldsee - An ultralight plane crashed into a small lake while approach to the airfield. Both occupants on board were killed.
*/Germany/Mullheim - Stampe SV-4C plane (reg. D-ECVN) crashed shortly after takeoff for airshow, landing gear collapsed.
*/Germany/Hodenhagen - Cessna-182G plane (reg. D-ELSE) crashed after engine out into a Field, 400 m before airfield; the machine damage is about 30,000 Eu.
*/Germany/near Stockach - Robin DR.400/180R Remo 180 private plane (reg. D-EVRA) contacted the top of a tree after takeoff and crashed in a field killing 2 people, injuring 2 girls on board.
*/Mexico/Quintana Roo/Coba -A Cessna-206 Caravan plane experienced mechanical problems and crashed.
*/Switzerland/Schaffhausen - An Extra 300/L plane of Kunstfluggruppe Birrfeld (reg. HB-MSX) overran the runway on takeoff and ended up in a corn field; it was damaged.
| */Ecuador/Sigchos-Toacazo - Cargo plane crashes in Ecuador's Andes
A Venezuela cargo plane crashed in Ecuador's central Andes mountains shortly before it was to land, killing the three crew members on board. The Boeing 737-200 plane (reg. YV102T), operated by state-owned Venezuelan carrier Conviasa, lost contact with air traffic controllers five minutes before it was to land in the town of Latacunga, where it was scheduled to undergo maintenance. The plane reported that it had begun preparing for descent and then lost contact with the control tower. The wreckage with the bodies of the two Venezuelan pilots (Gerardo Ruigel and Pedro Mendibe) and a mechanic (the Ecuadorian Jose Gonzalez) were found in a remote area 35 km from Latacunga. Venezuelan Civil Protection director Luis Diaz said the plane with three Venezuelan crew members was "empty to receive maintenance." It took off from Maiquetia, home to Venezuela 's main international airport, en route to Latacunga, located about 90km south of Quito. The cause of the crash has not been determined. Weather was clear for the flight.
|16.09.2008 - The wing flaps on a plane that crashed in Madrid last month (20.08.2008) were not deployed properly at take-off, a draft preliminary report has concluded.
Investigators found that the pilots were unaware of the problem because a cockpit warning alarm did not go off. The Spanair plane plunged to the ground shortly after take-off, killing 154 people on board.
It was the deadliest air crash in Spain in 25 years. Investigations into the crash are continuing, with no firm conclusions yet made about whether the disaster was the result of technical fault or human error.
The MD-82 jet, which was preparing to fly to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, had aborted a previous take-off attempt before it crashed. The draft report of the investigating committee details how the aircraft crashed when it attempted to take off following a brief stop for technicians to correct a fault in a temperature gauge. The pilots had detected the high temperature as they readied the plane for take-off, having already deployed the wing flaps, the plane's black box recorder showed. They aborted the take-off to get the temperature gauge looked at by technicians, the draft report says.
By the time the plane resumed its position on the runway, the flaps - which make it easier for aircraft to get off the ground at take-off speeds - had been retracted, data from the black box is said to show. The MD-82 plane is equipped with sensors intended to warn pilots whether flaps are correctly deployed before take-off.
However, the draft report suggests no warning signal sounded in the cockpit before the pilots accelerated the plane down the runway for the ill-fated take-off attempt.
The draft report said Spanair did not rigorously follow advice from the plane's manufacturers to check the flap deployment warning signal.
Following an MD-82 crash in the US city of Detroit in 1987, which killed 154 people, McDonnell-Douglas (now part of Boeing) advised that flap and slats indicator systems be checked before each flight. However, Spanair only carried out checks on the system before the first flight of each day or when the pilot and co-pilot was changed, the draft report said. The pair in control of the plane had already taken it from Barcelona to Madrid on the morning of the accident without incident, and were not under orders to check the systems before beginning their next flight, the draft report said.
Investigators have not released any official statement on the disaster, and Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba told Spanish TV the government would not comment until the investigation had been completed. "In my experience an accident doesn't happen for a single reason," he said.
"We are going to wait for the report to be finished to find out what happened because there are many theories," Mr Rubalcaba added.